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Johanna Mellén

Doctoral Student

Department of Education and Special
Visiting address
Västra Hamngatan 25
41117 Göteborg
Room number
A3 317
Postal address
Box 300
40530 Göteborg

About Johanna Mellén

I am currently employed as a doctoral student at the department of Education and Special education. My research interest concerns changes in the educational system and how they affect educational opportunities for different groups. In my thesis work I address questions of how the vast reforms of the Swedish school system during the last two and a half decades, alongside marketization and discursive changes, have affected how different Upper Secondary educational options are distributed in accordance with social background factors such as gender and parental educational background. The thesis will also address how these changes have affected early-drop outs as well as how students move within the system. To answer these questions I use registry data for all individuals entering the Upper Secondary system from the early 1990s to today. The data is drawn from the Gothenburg Longitudinal Database (GOLD).

The thesis work is a part of a project called CHANCE - Changes in educational policy for Swedish upper secondary school during two decades: Consequences for distribution of school resources, recruitment and outcomes. CHANCE is funded by the Swedish research council. My supervisors are Monica Rosén and Petra Angervall.